Lav Silkies whos the roo(s)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BloominOrchid, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all these are my sweet lil Lav silkies [​IMG]
    They are aprox 8-12 weeks now
    Im thinking I have a roo or 2!
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  2. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
    I think Girl, boy, boy...
     
  3. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    They look like blacks and greys. Are they carrying Lavender, maybe?
    My guess is girl, boy, girl. [​IMG]
     
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to see more guess's- I have no idea how to tell a silkie hen from a roo. Mine are 3 months old, no crowing yet, but I still would LOVE to know what to look for!

    Bloominorchard- Your silkies are so cute! I love the 7th pic, straight-on stink eye!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Too young to give any certainly on gender. They are blacks, although one may be a blue--can't tell whether it is reflection or actual lighter colouring. They could be split for lavender--what were you told about their colour when you purchased them?
     
  6. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won them in a raffle at the PA Chickenstock! I forget if they were Lav splits or what but Lav was in there! They do look mostly black to me at this point too. So Im guessing a young roo makes a different noise than a pullet. my girl kind of chirp, and lately im hearing this noise thats not chirps! i cant explain it!
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:If they were lavender, they would be a very light grey color. They are probably split lavenders, meaning they carry the gene for lavender.
     

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